There’s a real Pied Piper website (created by HBO).
There’s also a fan-made website for calculating a Weissman Score, and one for Aviato (Erlich’s company).
On the show, Peter Gregory hates college and promises in a TED talk to pay students to drop out. In real life, PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel started a foundation to pay students to leave school and work on their startups.
Dan Lyons, creator of the hilarious Fake Steve Jobs blog, has been hired as a writer for the second season.
Residents of the real Silicon Valley tech community are enjoying the show.
The car Peter Gregory gets into in the pilot is a Tango T600 Luxury Electric Car.
The show’s stars Thomas Middleditch (Richard), T.J. Miller (Erlich), and Kumail Nanjiani (Dinesh) have been friends for a decade.
Nanjiani has revealed that the next season will reveal Dinesh’s backstory
The event in which Jared is kidnapped by a driverless car is hilarious, but implausible
On seeing the premier, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said “Most startups are a soap opera, but not that kind of soap opera.”
T.J. Miller, who plays Erlich, developed an app in real life. It’s called Slang With Homies, and it’s sort of like Words With Friends
The company Hooli is clearly based on Google. Silicon Valley borrowed a few elements from Google to furnish the Hooli offices
Christopher Evan Welch, who plays Peter Gregory on the show, passed away before the show aired.
Real Silicon Valley parties can be as awkward as the Kid Rock appearance in the pilot.
First off, there are no sacred cows. The show's intentions were clear from its first poster, in which its band of hapless entrepreneurs strike the same self-important pose as the one famously associated with Steve Jobs.